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Cultural Heritage

QYAC's Cultural Heritage services team has an intimate knowledge of the environment, traditions, rituals, areas of significance and artefacts of the region and offer valuable consultation and facilitation services to ensure cultural heritage obligations are achieved.

The Quandamooka People have a strong continuous connection to the land and waters of Quandamooka Estate. We protect both the tangible and intangible aspects of our culture that have been a part of our history for thousands of years while still harnessing opportunities for growth and progress.

Our purpose is to undertake cultural heritage in accordance with the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003. We believe that this is the way to achieve the highest level of protection that can be given to our culture and heritage.

Our services include:

– Cultural Heritage Duty of Care Assessments
- Cultural Heritage Assessments, advice and guidance
- Cultural Heritage Surveys and Excavations
- Site Recording, management and protection
- Project Management
- Community Engagement
- Desktop Assessments and professional advice
- Due Diligence Assessments
- Advice relating to the Quandamooka Estate
- Advice pertaining to the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003
- Development and implementation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans
- Site assessments including clearance for works to be carried out
- Development of cultural heritage compliance procedures and assessment of legal obligations
- Photographic and archival recording of sites and artefacts
- Artefact analysis
- Monitoring of works services
- Cultural Heritage Training
- Unanticipated Discovery Plans
- Toolbox Workshops

What to do if you find Aboriginal Cultural Heritage on Quandamooka Country
- Do not move or touch any object you may think is Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
- Ensure the object is clear from harm
- Photograph and GPS location if possible
- Contact QYAC on: 07 3415 2816 or

Human Remains
- Contact the Police immediately
- Do not interfere with the remains
- Contact QYAC on: 07 3415 2816 or

Cultural Heritage Services

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A two day training package which educates on the history of Minjerribah and broader Quandamooka Country. Participants also explore what Cultural Heritage is and how and why
we should protect it.

The two day itinerary balances theory content such as history and the legal framework of Native Title and Cultural Heritage with practical celebrations of culture such as:
• A Traditional Dance with the Yulli barri ba Dancers
• Meet and dine with Quandamooka Elders
• Walk the Goompi Bush Tucker Trail
• Cultural Presentation and Artefact display 
• Catering by Quandamooka Chef 

The Cultural Heritage Awareness Training package includes logistical planning and costs such as:
• Ferry Transfer & Island Transport
• Accommodation by the beach 
• Fully Catered by Quandamooka Chef 
• Certificate of Completion
• Take home Folder with Glove Box Guide to  Cultural Heritage

Quandamooka Cultural Heritage traditional fish trap

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For cultural heritage enquiries and information

Phone: +61 (07) 3415 2816